This is the first Christmas season where I have been a 'Minimalist-in-training' and it's been conflicting to say the least. I love the joy of the holiday seasons, even materialistic things like all the beautiful decorations BUUUT I do struggle with the consumerism of it all and the amount of money and waste spent on … Continue reading Not another Christmas Tree
Last weekend was definitely more fun... but I'm grateful for time with my crew
"You can't fill from an empty cup". As cliché as that saying is, I've come to learn how true it is as a full-time working, mother of two boys. If I don't take some 'me time' and refill my cup on a regular basis it isn't long before I turn into a screaming, yelling, grumpy … Continue reading Fill your cup, not just your wine glass
The weekend that was, in pictures...
I knew my son would be diagnosed with ADHD well before we spend hundreds of dollars on pediatricians and psychologists. Apart from having a hyperactivity level that well exceed the "he's just a boy" comment, he ticked most of the other boxes that come up when you use Dr Google*: Genetic (his dad has had … Continue reading Realising that ADHD surrounds me
I don't think its any coincidence that most people who start to follow a minimalist lifestyle, also become more frugal and end up "minimising" their finances as well as their life. And vice versa. I was no exception. Around the same time that Fate/The Universe/God (circle one, depending on who or what guides you) would … Continue reading Mo Money, Mo Problems
It's been almost 5 years since I become a Mum. 5 long years that have gone by with a blink of the eye. The first few years were a blur... first baby born 9 weeks early, weeks spent in the NICU, bringing said baby home, learning how to be a mum (let alone a premmie … Continue reading Becoming a Minimalist Mum